Hillary Tells Supporters To Back Off

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary, New York, Senate

She doesn’t want to be involved in the “Stop Caroline” campaign in any way, and she’s making that crystal clear.

From Politico:

Prominent Clinton supporters, including Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), union leader Stuart Applebaum and fundraiser Robert Zimmerman, recently expressed skepticism about the choice, suggesting that Clinton’s supporters would see naming Kennedy — a crucial Obama backer — as a slight.

All three “were told that their comments weren’t appreciated, and that if they have a candidate they prefer that is motivating their comments and actions, they need to make that crystal clear so that nobody thinks we’re behind it,” said a person close to the replacement talks.

Clinton is focused on her transition to the State Department, people close to her say, and being seen as meddling in the Senate choice would likely make her more enemies than friends.

“Sen. Clinton completely respects the privacy of his process so will not be commenting on it or any individual candidate, nor does any third party speak on her behalf,” said her spokesman, Philippe Reines.

By the way, wasn’t it Hillary who came to New York after having never lived there and used her celebrity to win the Senate seat?

Hello Senator Kennedy.


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One Response to “Hillary Tells Supporters To Back Off”

  1. Doug Mataconis Says:

    At least HRC had a record of actually being involved in public policy prior to becoming a Senator.

    And at least she had the decency to run for election on her merits, rather than getting the Governor to appoint her to a vacant seat that would be near-impossible to remove her from.

    Of all the potential candidates for Hillary’s seat, Caroline Kennedy is the least qualified. As I’ve noted before, she has less actual political experience than Sarah Palin. And, if she didn’t have a Kennedy in her name, she wouldn’t even be considered for this post.

    Which reminds me, for 20-some years, Caroline insisted on being referred to by her married name — Caroline Kenendy Schlosberg.

    Now that she wants to be Senator, she’s apparently lost her Schlosberg

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